I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately telling me how great the Explaindio Video Creator Software is. According to all the hype it’s “Changing the Way Videos are Made!” Anyway I bought the software on Saturday. I created the video on Sunday and I’ve uploaded it today, Monday. Now it’s time for my Explaindio review. But before I give you the Explaindio review let’s look at what has been said about it so I can review it properly.
[redbox]Only Explaindio Video Creator:
– Allows you to easily create Animated Explainer videos that also include whiteboard sketch and HD Video clips.
– Allows you to easily add HD Video with Audio – that means you can quickly import HD video clips into slides and activate the audio without going through the hassle of using an external program.
– Allows you to move and size animated explainer elements so that you are no longer locked into a particular animated slide style because with Explaindio you can resize and move the animated elements as you wish.
– Allows you to easily import slides from VMFX – that’s right, you can import most VMFX slides right into Explaindio and even customize many of the animated elements in those slides.
No more jumping between programs and then frustratingly trying to stitch together animated, white board, and HD Video/Audio segments.
Now you can do it all seamlessly with one program. [/redbox]
Now let’s look at what I put together and then I’ll write my Explaindio Review!
Explaindio Review How Good Is It?
OK, first off I want to say that all links linking to Explaindio are my affiliate links. However, unlike other people promoting affiliates, I’m not going to talk it up just so I can make a sale. I’m going to tell you exactly what I think of it. good and bad!
Explaindio Review – The Good
Allows you to easily create Animated Explainer videos that also include whiteboard sketch and HD Video clips: This part is true. The actual process of creating the video was pretty simple. Especially when you use the built in templates/slides.
Allows you to easily add HD Video with Audio: Once again this is a very easy process. I did however find a small failing with the audio. I’ll bring that up later.
Allows you to move and size animated explainer elements: This is not true of all elements While you can move texts and sketch images you can not move animated images.
Allows you to easily import slides from VMFX: I don’t know what VMFX is so I wasn’t able to test this particular feature.
The best thing, for me, about Explaindio is the sketch feature. I just love the way it works. It comes with heaps of SVG files but there is no reason why you can’t get more. The businessman in the video below is one I got in a previous package. Basically if you have an SVG file Explaindio can sketch it for you.
Explaindio Review – The Bad
Before I get into the Explaindio’s failing let me say that it may not be the softwares fault but my own failings.
Like I said at the beginning of the Explaindio review the built in templates/slides were a definite plus as they make the animated video production very simple. The failing is that other than the text and outlines you can’t really edit much. What would be really great would be if you could create you’re own animated slides as it wouldn’t take long to exhaust the built in ones.
When importing video you are limited to 30 seconds of audio. In my video above I couldn’t use it at the beginning of the video because it cut off the last 5 or so seconds of my spiel. I had to use Camtasia to finish it off.
While I liked the idea of being able to add audio the final product was so out of sync I couldn’t use it. I had to export the video and then use Camtasia to add the audio. I tried several things but the audio sync just wouldn’t gel.
I could not extend a portion of slide that I was using. If you watched the video above you would have noticed the part, “But like Fred she is worried about,” went by way too quickly. I tried to extend the timing but that didn’t work. It’s probably just one of the bugs that needs to be ironed out.
This next one is that when adding text to the ‘sketch files’ you can’t use the return key. So if you wanted to add more than one line you have to physically add each line via the “Add text’ function.
Even with the above mentioned failings I’m more than happy with Explaindio. When you consider that it only cost $39.95! I even got a buck off for recommending them on FaceBook! For that price I get regular free software upgrades. Upgrades which I’m sure will resolve those failings I mentioned.
The fact that after the launch you will only be able to get Explaindio as a monthly or yearly subscription really sold it for me. I really dislike those monthly subscription deals.
Because I can see so many uses for this software there is no way in hell I’m going to take advantage of the money back guarantee. For me it’s not so much the marketing part that I’m interested as I intend to use it to jazz up my YouTube videos to make them more interesting.
Have you ever wanted to create a reflection of an image? I have but it was all too hard. I found out you could do it with Photoshop but there was so many steps involved in the couple of videos I looked at I just couldn’t be bothered. Besides, not everyone has or can afford Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Elements 13 will set you back over $133! Not so the Logo Creator which is what I used for this tutorial and to create the image above.
How To Create A Reflection Of An Image Tutorial
I was wondering whether or not this could be done with the Logo Creator when the guy who made the software posted a tutorial on how to create reflections with it. I simply adapted it so I could create a reflection of an image.
As you can see from the tutorial it was really a very simple process to create a reflection of an image using the Logo Creator.
Considering how cheap the software is it would make the perfect addition to every serious online marketer. Check out my post on Investing In Your Business to see some of the great specials on offer for the Logo Creator.
A special thanks goes to Brian Hawkins of Hot Blog Tips for being the first to comment on and share the How To Make A Reflection of an Image video. Brian has actually written a really cool post on a Free Table Of Contents Plugin. This is for those of you who write really long posts.
I hope you liked the tutorial on how to create a reflection of an image. Have you ever wanted to be able to create a reflection of an image?
A while back I wrote a post about a new plugin I’m trialling on my Online Sports Betting site. That post was called How To Get Google To Send You More Traffic. That plugin is the One Click Video Ranker plugin. The reason I bought the plugin was because it was supposed to generate all this extra traffic. Apparently I didn’t even have to write any extra posts either. I just had to have videos existing within my posts and the One Click Video Ranker would do the rest.
Make 10 times your investment back within 60 days, or get a full refund. No questions asked.
Why am I making this offer? Because I know you will LOVE it, and come back for more. You can be downloading the plugin and bonuses in less than 30 seconds from now.
I wrote that post on July 9th so it’s only been about 6 weeks. So far there hasn’t been much of a traffic increase. The One Click Video Ranker has brought a few visits but it certainly hasn’t created any revenue. I didn’t think it would though. Bring any revenue I mean. I always thought that was a silly promise to make because even if it increased the traffic tenfold there’s absolutely no way that would increase your revenue by that amount.
I’m not at all fussed about the revenue side of it though. Like I said I never believed that the statement would prove to be true. I believe I mentioned in that post that even if I didn’t “Make 10 times your investment back within 60 days” I wasn’t going to ask for my money back because I liked what the One Click Video Ranker provided for me. A greater SEO ability to improve my sites ranking. I also discovered something else about the One Click Video Ranker.
We all know how Google dislikes broken links. I think its safe to say that your visitors detest broken links even more because they don’t like being directed to sites that no longer exist. I believe the same to be true when it comes to videos. How many videos do you have on your blog that no longer exist or work? How would you know without physically checking every post that had a video in it?
One Click Video Ranker Finds Broken Video
Yep, and I don’t even think that the developer knows the One Click Video Ranker has that added feature. If he does I don’t think he’s promoting it. I only discovered it today when I was checking the Sports Betting Video Sitemap.
The above screen capture shows there seems to be a problem with two of my videos. After checking the first video got this error message.
The second video simply said This video does not exist! Because of the 1-click Video ranker plugin I was able to easily find those nasty ‘broken video’ so I could resolve what could have been an annoying problem for my readers.